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Flat Glass Market - By Product (Laminated, Tempered, Basic Float, Insulating), By Application (Construction [New, Refurbishment, Interior], Automotive [OEM, Aftermarket]) & Forecast, 2021-2027

  • Report ID: GMI461
  • Published Date: Dec 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Global Flat Glass Market size was over USD 105 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at over 8% CAGR between 2021 and 2027 owing to rising environmental concerns regarding waste management along with recyclability of glass promoting its use in various end use applications and rising green building concept. Rise in demand for energy efficient, durable, and cost-effective products along with the shift in consumer preference towards glass in interior and exterior building structure for aesthetic appearance may propel the market growth.

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Flat glass is majorly used in window panels as this transparent and versatile material is gaining traction into the construction of facades, doors, walls etc. Availability of wide range of products such as float glass, laminated glass, tinted glass, and others coupled with stylish appearance and enhanced properties such as improved impact resistance, durability, and high thermal resistance has influence the flat glass market share from commercial and public construction projects.

Various benefits such as robust thermal and impact resistance, noise reduction, UV protection offered by laminated glass is accelerating its utilization for automotive and transportation applications

Laminated glass market was surpassed USD 32 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% from 2021 to 2027 owing to the growing construction & automotive industries. Laminated glass is primarily used as roof window glass for construction applications and for manufacturing vehicle windshields.

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Laminated glass provides safety, soundproofing, breaking strength, and protection against bad weather thus utilize in automotive applications. Automakers have long used laminated glass to match their windshields to improve the sound absorption and reflectance of infrared and ultraviolet light. High-end cars use laminated backlights with tungsten wire embedded in the defrost. The use of laminated side glass began with popular models such as the Audi A8 (1994), followed by the Mercedes S-Class (1996) and the Volvo S80.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the laminated glass market negatively. Halt in the construction and infrastructure projects and automobile production during lockdown has mainly affected the market growth. For instance, automobile production in 2020 witnessed a decline of 15.8% compared to 2019. However, the recommencement of business operations is expected to boost the flat glass market sales in the upcoming years.

Increasing renovation and reconstruction activities especially in developing regions will stimulate the flat glass market growth

Global flat glass market for a new construction application segment was valued around USD 40 billion in 2020 and is expected to account market value of over $65 billion by 2027. It is mainly used in the construction of windows, doors, solar cells, cabinet locks, tabletops, furniture and walls. Residential and non-residential construction projects are on the rise due to rising economic standards and increased investment in the construction sector. Rapid industrialization and urbanization, especially in China, India, Brazil and the United Arab Emirates, and government regulations on energy efficiency and smart glass technology as advanced building practices could have a positive impact on the flat glass market revenue.

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Growing trend of replacing brick, cement and granite facades and other counter parts with stylish and colourful glass in residential and commercial construction can boost the flat glass market growth. The rapid development of the construction industry, primarily due to increased investment in India and China and increased spending on construction and refurbishment, could drive industry growth and increase the product demand.

Moreover, the manufacturers operating in construction industry are effectively utilizing flat glass as they provide improved recyclability, durability, abrasion resistance, vibration control and strength. Flat glass also permits the manufacturers to minimize production cost facilitate modular assembly practices and improve the quality of the products.

Favourable government regulations led by REACH and the EU Human and Animal Safety Commission in Europe will spur the business in region

The Europe flat glass market value is expected to exceed USD 30 billion by 2027, and it is expected to grow at a CAGR over 6.5% from 2021 to 2027. Expanding applications in commercial and residential construction owing to enhanced flexibility, fire protection, self-cleaning, noise protection and insulation properties, as well as the growing green building concept, especially in Germany, the UK, Italy, and France, will drive regional growth.

flat glass market by region

In addition, wide scope of applications in consumer industries such as electronics, aircraft, telecommunications, and healthcare have the potential to drive product demand through specialized product development and technological advances. Supporting regulatory guidelines led by REACH and the EU Human and Animal Safety Commission on the use of flat glass in the construction and automotive sectors can increase product demand in the region.

Germany flat glass market was valued $15 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach USD 6.30 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of around 6% from 2021 to 2027 due to heightened environmental issues related to CO2 emissions and high energy consumption. Flat glass products provide natural light and solar heat transfer, providing an energy-efficient solution.

Increasing investments in R&D and product innovations by industry participants to accelerate market competitiveness

Key players in the flat glass industry include Saint Gobain, Asahi, Xiny Auto, NSG, Schott AG, Sisecam, CSG Architectural, Cardinal and PPG Industries. Astro Cam, Syracuse, Dillmeier Glass Company, Sangalli, Scheuten, Interpane, Duratuf Glass Industries Ltd, GSC Glass Ltd, Independent Glass Co., Ltd., AJJ Glass Products Co., Ltd., Oldcastle Building Envelope, Paragon Tempered Glass, Trulite Glass and Aluminum Solutions, China Glass Holdings Ltd., Corning Inc., Euroglas GmbH, Central Glass Co., Ltd and GrayGlass Company.

The companies are engaged in extensive research & development to develop innovative products and increasing efforts to develop high quality and cost-effective products used in various application. For instance, in March 2017, Guardian Glass spent over USD 1.5 million and approved engineering design spend for expanding glass facility by 1,000 metric tons in Poland to meet its customer demand in both commercial and residential sectors.

The global flat glass market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Tons & revenue in USD Million from 2021 to 2027 for the following segments:

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By Product

  • Laminated
  • Tempered
  • Basic Float
  • Insulating
  • Others

By Application

  • Construction
    • New
    • Refurbishment
    • Interior
  • Automotive
    • OEM
    • Aftermarket
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Netherlands
    • Poland
    • Denmark
  • Post-Soviet
    • Russia
    • Ukraine
    • Belarus
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Thailand
    • Indonesia
    • Australia
    • Malaysia
    • New Zealand
    • Pakistan
    • Sri Lanka
    • Bangladesh
    • South Korea
  • Central & South America (CSA)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
  • Middle East
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Iran
    • Turkey
    • Kuwait
    • Qatar
    • Oman
    • Bahrain
  • Africa
    • South Africa
    • Kenya
    • CSE Africa
  • North Africa
    • Egypt
    • Morocco
    • Algeria


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Flat glass industry is slated to achieve $180 billion by 2027 and will grow at a CAGR of more than 8% from 2021 to 2027 with growing environmental concerns regarding waste management.

The overall market revenue from new constructions was recorded at nearly USD 40 billion in 2020 owing to rising investment across construction sector and increasing economic standards.

Europe flat glass market share is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 6.5% while recording USD 30 billion in revenue by 2027 owing to the fire protection, enhanced safety, noise protection and self-cleaning provided by flat glass.

Flat glass industry revenue in Germany was recorded at nearly USD 15 billion and will grow at a notable pace owing to increasing environmental concerns regarding high energy consumption and CO2 emission.

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